Who we are

Dedicated to making finance markets work better for smaller businesses.

We're a government-owned Economic Development Bank, managed independently.

Working closely with the finance sector and entrepreneurs, we strive to make finance markets work better - so businesses in the UK can survive, thrive, and grow.

The business finance market doesn't always provide favourable conditions for success.

But that's where we come in: inspiring others and equipping them with the knowledge they need to find their own path to success.

We provide improved access to financing, supply useful information and tools, and build strong regional networks - helping shape a brighter future for numerous small businesses across the UK.


We’re an economic development bank wholly owned by the Department for Business and Trade, but we are operationally independent. We’re dedicated to helping UK small businesses survive, prosper and grow.

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